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Captain (Nextwave) (Earth-616)

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Captain Nextwave
Information-silkReal NameUnknown
Information-silkCurrent AliasThe Captain
Information-silkAliasesCaptain Power, Captain Ron, Captain L. Ron, Captain Universe, Captain Ultra, Captain Avenger, Captain Avalon, Captain Marvel, Captain Kerosene, Captain **** (where **** is an unknown expletive)
Information-silkRelativesUnidentified mother
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkEducationHigh school graduate
Information-silkHeight6' 1"
Information-silkWeight220 lbs (100 kg)
Information-silkPlace of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America
Information-silkCreatorsWarren Ellis, Stuart Immonen
First Appearance
Nextwave #1
Comic Book Showcase

Episode 18

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Episode 18 - Drunktective Comics 27

Episode 18 - Drunktective Comics 27

Drunktective Comics #27

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The Captain was an ordinary (slightly stupid) human from Brooklyn. One night, while on a bender in the streets of Brooklyn, two aliens of unknown origin named Spa-fon and Squa-tront, came across the man who was to become the Captain. They granted him the "Messianic Sidda-Complex," the "Heartstar of the space between galaxies." He was tasked with using his newfound power and glory to "make this nightmarish land of 'Brooklyn' a better place." He then used his newly-gained superhuman powers to beat up the aliens because he "thought when you hit leprechauns on the head they turned into gold coins." Finding that this was untrue, he bent over with the intent of robbing them, and instead vomited onto his extraterrestrial benefactors.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


The Captain possesses what, are by his description, a "generic set of special superhero abilities" as a result of possessing the Heartstar.

Superhuman Strength: The Heartstar augments the Captain's physical strength to high superhuman levels, sufficiently strong enough to send a mans' spine flying through his chest while extraordinarily drunk. At his peak, he can lift approximately 95 tons.

Superhuman Stamina: The Captain's augmented musculature generates less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a normal human. While the full limits of his stamina aren't known, he can at least exert himself at peak capacity for several hours without tiring.

Superhuman Durability: The Heartstar has augmented the Captain's bodily tissues, making them much more resistant to physical injury than the tissues of a normal human. He can withstand high caliber bullets, falls from great heights, powerful energy blasts, and great impact forces without sustaining injury.

Superhuman Sight: The Captain's sight has been augmented by the Heartstar, allowing him to see much further and with greater clarity than an ordinary human.

Flight: The Captain is able to propel himself through the air for extended periods of time. The maxumum speed he can reach while in flight isn't exactly known, but it is known to be significantly lower than the Speed of Sound.

Power Grid [2]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills



Shockwave Rider


Dislikes being referred to as stupid

  • Only chose the name "The Captain" as all the other good ones were taken.

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